Chapter 3 : Ethics and Values
Chapter 3 : Ethics and Values 42404
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Date Created: 10/16/15
Professional Ethics and values in human services morals but by whose standards There isn39t just one long list of rules and all situations aren39t perceived in the same way by everyonethere are universal moral issues such as murder robbery child abuse and sexual assault but there isn39t an absolute right or wrong in this world the rules change depending on the amount of rightness and the amount of wrongness Ethical Matters VS Emotional Desires Many people struggle with their ethical values and their emotions which lead to going against your morals morals are more important than emotions because people who are motivated by their emotions are emotionally unstable not because their emotions are wrong but because their morals aren39t clear enough to control their emotions for example a student may get angry with the teacher and want to strike the teacher but doesn39t because they value the thought of non violence there are times when emotions should lead but a person should also know when not to let their emotions run wild in a situation When our Values Collide Behavior is made difficult by competing with emotions but also are made difficult by competing with each other we value family dinners but it might get in the way of a hobby we value friends but what if they get in the way of spending time with family or marriage in 1945 corrie ten boom was hiding jews in her attic and chose to lie to the nazi officers because she had a higher value even though she believed lying was wrong she was put in a situation that caused her to compete with emotions and values The development of moral reasoning 0 Value systems can be based on the values of family origin one s religious belief and culture Lawrence kohlberg believed that the capacity to reason developed along with cognitive development and he conducted interviews with people of all ages 0 He found out that children cited something as immoral because they would get in trouble for it adults understood more than just they could get in trouble they understood why Developing a Professional code of ethics 0 All professions rely on some form of ethical standards to maintain the integrity and trust of the profession Ethical standards serve as a foundation of the business practices All professionals are bound by legally enforced ethical standards If violated there are many legal consequences such as license suspension and even incarceration 0 Dating a client is a prohibited standard in this profession and was developed in response to clients reporting that they felt abused and exploited
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